Home is the temple where the family, each member of which is a moving temple, is nurtured and nourished. Mother is the high priest of this house of God. The centre of every home must be the shrine; the fragrance of flower and incense emanating from there must pervade the home and purify it. Mother must set an example in making the shrine the heart of the household. She must enforce discipline over children in personal cleanliness, in humility, hospitality, good manners and in acts of service. She must persuade children to revere elders by example and precept, and to allot some time both in the morning and evening for prayer and silent meditation. Humility is the incense with which the house is filled. Reverence is the lamp that is lit with love as the oil and faith as the wick. I bless you that through your faith and strength, devotion and dedication may increase in this land.
When you step into a house and on the walls of the shrine room you see a picture of Mine, do you not feel a wave of reverence and kinship surging within you? You may not like that person for any other reason, but this picture will bring them closer to you though the owner of the house may be your rival in the professional field. Even the person, whom you were treating as your worst adversary has the selfsame light in their innermost heart as yours! Know that every other person has in their heart of hearts a picture of the God you revere. Recognise it and reconcile your misunderstandings; close up all gaps and be brothers and sisters in pilgrimage, encouraging and inspiring each other along the arduous road. In the glory of that all-enveloping Light, all hate and envy, which are the evil progeny of darkness, will vanish. Know that the same light is in all.
The emperor of the Cholas sought to visit the Srirangam Gopuram temple, of which he had heard much. He got his chariot ready and moved forward many times in six months; but every time a recluse in ochre robes with a rosary around his neck and a halo around his head intercepted the vehicle. When the emperor alighted to honour him, he kept him engaged in conversation which was so enchanting that he forgot his journey and its goal. One day, when he lamented over his failure to fill his eyes with the glory of Srirangam, the Lord appeared before him and said: “Why do you lament? I am the Master who came to you so often as soon as you set out for Srirangam; recognise Me in all, that is the genuine pilgrimage to Srirangam.” Consider all whom you meet as the Lord of Srirangam, your Master. Show untarnished Prema (love) towards all who come to you.
பதில் இங்கே …கேள்வி எங்கே ?
கேள்வி கேட்டால்தானே கிடைக்கும் பதில்
எந்த கேள்விக்கும் இருக்குமே ஒரு பதில்
தகவல் அறியும் சட்டம் இருக்கு இப்போ
கைவசம்…உனக்கு என்ன தகவல்
தேவை …சொல்லு தம்பி !கிடைக்கும்
உனக்கு நிச்சயம் ஒரு பதில் !
கேள்வி நான் கேட்கமாட்டேன் என்று
நீ ஒதுங்கினால் கேட்பதற்கு ஆள் இல்லை
நான் வைத்ததுதான் சட்டம் என்று ஆட்டம்
போடுமே ஒரு பெரிய கூட்டம் !
கேட்பது உன் உரிமை மட்டும் அல்ல
கடமையும் கூட ! நீ கேட்க நினைப்பதை
கேட்டு விடு …உன் கேள்விக்கு பதிலும்
வாங்கி விடு ! இன்று நீ கேள்வி
கேட்காவிட்டால் , ஏன் கேட்கவில்லை அப்போதே கேள்வி
நீ என்று உன்னையே கேள்விக்குறியாக
மாற்றி ஒரு கூட்டம் சரமாரி கேள்விக்கணை
தொடுக்கும் உன் மேல் !
மறக்காதே கேள்வி கேட்க …விட்டுக்கொடுக்காதே
உன் கேள்வி கேட்கும் உரிமையை !